Christmas Giving Tree launched by Exeter builders merchant

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is inviting customers and the local community to donate gifts to its Christmas Giving Tree appeal in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The builders merchant’s previous Christmas Gift Appeals have proven extremely popular. This year it would like to do something different and create hampers of gifts to be passed on to a family being supported by the charity over the festive period.

Those who would like to donate simply need to visit the Exeter branch between Monday 26th November and Friday 7th December and pick a tag off the Christmas Giving Tree. The tag will include details of a gift to donate, whether that’s for a mum, dad, teenager or baby. The tag is then attached to a donated gift and the present placed under the tree ready to be included in a hamper of gifts.

CHSW corporate partnerships fundraiser Mhairi Bass-Carruthers said: “This is such a wonderful Christmas fundraising idea; families who stay at Little Bridge House during the festive season will really appreciate the treats from RGB customers.

“As one of CHSW’s charity partners, RGB Building Supplies has raised thousands of pounds for us and donated hundreds of toys to our hospices over the last few years. The company will also be taking on our £50 Challenge in January, where staff from several branches will go head-to-head to raise as much as they can with their £50 investment – in just one day!”

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, added: “Our previous Christmas events to support Children’s Hospice South West have shown how generous those in our community are, and we’re certain this year will be no different. Our Christmas Giving Tree initiative aims to create a hamper of gifts suitable for all members of a family, which the charity will give to those it supports. In advance, we’d like to thank everyone who donates a gift.”

Children’s Hospice South West is RGB Building Supplies’ chosen charity. It provides care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West. The care offered ranges from respite and short breaks, to emergency and end of life care.

RGB’s Exeter branch is located on Alphinbrook Road.